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NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet

Data from the Kepler Space Telescope reveals a planet that hits the triumvirate of being just right: It's the right size in the right place, and is circling a star similar to our sun.

By July 23, 2015

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NASA contemplates high-flying 'windbots' for exploring gas giants

Turbulence is often a problem for aircraft. NASA researchers, however, are now thinking it might be just the way to power probes sent to explore Jupiter and Saturn.

By July 23, 2015

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Meet our future RoboSimian heroes

Move over, bipeds and humanoid robots. Take a closer look at the ape-like rescue robot from NASA JPL that turned heads at this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge.

By July 5, 2015

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Sun looks like a psychedelic marble in new NASA image

A trippy image of the sun created from three sources hints at something that might help us unravel the mysteries of our star -- and dark matter.

By July 9, 2015

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Saturn's tiny moon Prometheus is a ring wrecking ball

Saturn has an oddly shaped little moon that enjoys carving arcs out of one of the planet's picturesque rings. An image just released by NASA highlights that behavior.

By July 6, 2015

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NASA spies 3-mile-tall 'pyramid,' more bright spots on Ceres

Dwarf planet Ceres gets weirder as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer. Check out the latest shots from the cosmic paparazzi.

By June 18, 2015

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Slumbering black hole in Milky Way roars back to life

A black hole that hasn't been heard of since 1989 has suddenly become active again and is now the brightest object in the X-ray sky.

By June 26, 2015

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Triple crescent moons grace the Saturn sky

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures an elegant image of three of Saturn's moons as they glow like delicate slivers in space.

By June 22, 2015

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Saturn's moon Dione gets a craggy NASA close-up

NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms in on the fractured surface of Dione, one of Saturn's many intriguing moons, and delivers a crater-packed close-up.

By June 19, 2015

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Saturn's cyclones: From little storms, big storms grow

The permanent, turbulent colossal storms at Saturn's poles are a mystery -- but a new model may explain what causes them.

By June 15, 2015